Global Ready Connect Dublin

February 13th 2020, DublinJoin Smartling’s CEO Jack Welde and like-minded content professionals for an evening of networking, discussions, and refreshments at the IDA. This evening will be centred around improving your content and reaching a global audience from Ireland.

Dublin Bootcamp Contentful (6 9)

Connect in the moment.

Consumers worldwide are on the lookout for personalised experiences on every device, and, naturally, in their language.

Translate tomorrow today

Future-proof your translation strategy. Skill up on translation and walk away with tactical guidance.

Move the world today

We’re on a mission to humanise translation. Will you join us? Smartling's first-ever publication takes you behind the scenes of 12 Smartling translators around the world, and on a journey to #movetheworldwithwords.


6:00 pm

Light bites, refreshments, and networking!

Come meet the team and mingle before kick-off.

Don't just come hungry for knowledge. Enjoy tasty canapés and treats on us!

6:30 pm

Warm-up and Introductions by the IDA

Breda O'Toole, Head of Department for Product Development & Transformation at the IDA Ireland

Join the IDA Ireland for a warm-up and an intro session.

6:45 pm

Keynote: The Next Decade of Content

Jack Welde, Smartling CEO and founder

By the close of this decade, 90% of the world's population will be on the internet. That's about double the number of users online today. Developers, marketers and UX practitioners have the unique opportunity this decade to create connected products and user experiences shaped by content across mediums and devices. We'll walk you through compelling experiences and offer practical takeaways for maximising content at every touchpoint in the 2020s.

7:15 pm

Customer Panel Discussion

Smartling's Conall O'Raghallaigh, Director of Professional Services EMEA. Gavin Flood, AdRoll's Director of International Marketing EMEA. Kevin O'Donnell, Nitro's Director of Product.

Learn how the Smartling solution led AdRoll and Nitro to localisation success, and hear their top tips for creating global content.

When & Where

February 13th 2020, 6:00 pm
IDA Head Office
Three Park Place, Hatch Street Upper, Dublin 2, Dublin D02 FX65
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This free event is designed to help you get the most out of your global content. Join our CEO Jack Welde for advice on how to improve your global content strategy.

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Jack Welde

Jack Welde

Co-Founder & CEO at Smartling

Jack is a technology early-adopter, serial entrepreneur, software patent-holder, product evangelist, and combat-decorated Air Force pilot. Before founding Smartling, he served as SVP of Product at eMusic and COO/CTO at SheSpeaks and RunTime Technologies. He also co-founded Trio Development, a software company that created the first personal information manager, which was acquired by Apple in 1993. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also studied linguistics and interned with Professor William Labov, and an MBA from Cameron University in Germany. Jack was named one of Fast Company’s “Who’s Next” in 2011, and was named a 2013 NYC Venture Mentor by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Conall O'Raghallaigh

Conall O'Raghallaigh

Director, Professional Services, EMEA at Smartling

Conall leads Smartling’s professional services team in EMEA and has been involved in the implementation of many of Smartling’s EMEA-based customers. He has been with Smartling for almost 4 years. Prior to joining Smartling, Conall held various product management and software development positions at Vontu, Symantec and Visa. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Gavin Flood

Gavin Flood

Snr. Director, International Marketing at AdRoll

Gavin works with AdRoll, a growth platform for ambitious e-commerce brands. As Senior Director for International Marketing Gavin leads a high performing team of growth, brand, community and content marketers to drive customer engagement, acquisition and revenue growth. Prior to joining AdRoll, Gavin spent time in the gaming, motor, sports entertainment and communication sectors. Gavin holds a BComm from UCD and a Masters in Marketing from The UCD Smurfit School of Business, where he also lectures. Gavin is a regular speaker on Digital Marketer and an IAB Committee member.

Kevin O'Donnell

Kevin O'Donnell

Director of Product at Nitro

Kevin has 16 years of experience in technology innovation, strategic leadership and delivering scalable, breakthrough global solutions.

At Nitro, he leads Product Management and UX teams to deliver innovative Digital Transformation solutions across all platforms. His role is to ensure Nitro builds the right product at the right time for current and future customers. Prior to Nitro, Kevin worked at Microsoft, leading teams to deliver cloud-based localization systems at scale.

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